School Sends Kids Home As Part Of Swine Flu Drill

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This seems a little crazy, and a little bit like the school is showing off, but I'm wondering if any other Chicago schools are preparing for a swine flu outbreak or doing outbreak preparedness drills like this one being done at VOISE Academy in Austin.  Never heard of VOISE?  Me, neither.  Apparently it opened last September.  Here's some background

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  • How does ISBE allow for the attendance on this day? Are the students counted "in" school? Other schools would like to do this, but==if ISBE says "no" then the funding is lost. AND, if no home webcam, how does voise know that the student online responses are not from a dog or an older brother, etc. ?

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